Ten Commandments for Black Belts

Students are the most important people in our dojo. Students depend on us – and we depend on them. Students are not an interruption of our training: they are the purpose of it. We repay our instructors by teaching them. Students do us an honor by coming to the dojo; we do them the honor […]

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Dojo Formality & Customs

The dojo is a symbolic structure that contains specific meanings. The north side of a dojo is called the Kamiza; it is the most important place in a dojo. Another term used for the north end of a dojo is the Upper Seat. This area is reserved for honored guests and high-ranking instructors. The south […]

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The Role of a Sempai

Seniors are generally considered those members ranked Blue-Brown belt or higher, although, anyone of higher rank is a Sempai. Being a Sempai is an important role within the Dojo. A Sempai is a position of trust, honor, and responsibility. Sempai should teach students how to bow, tie their obi, proper etiquette, and assist the Sensei […]

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Join EMAC Canada and learn

Topics of the Week Black belts who teach a class, if you are not training twice a week then you will no longer be able to teach a class. It is most important that you are passing the arts on correctly and if you are not training with Sensei Laura or myself you can not […]

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Brown Belt to Shodan-ho Grading

Note: Minimum age 16 years Before the Grading: Completion of First Aid & CPR course 90 hours of assisting in teaching at Kids’ classes, camps, etc. Knowledge of teaching methods Participation in club gradings by taking part in the workout, doing kata, kumite, and self-defence as requested, and setting a high example of effort Participation […]

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